Personal Catchers for the Texas Rangers
Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Texas Rangers
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|Year||Games||Pitcher (starts)||As battery||Catcher (starts)|
|1963||162||Bennie Daniels (24)||12||Hobie Landrith (29)|
|1974||161||Fergie Jenkins (41)||37||Jim Sundberg (121)|
|1982||162||Charlie Hough (34)||34||Jim Sundberg (129)|
|1983||163||Charlie Hough (33)||31||Jim Sundberg (116)|
|1984||161||Frank Tanana (35)||22||Ned Yost (68)|
|1987||162||Charlie Hough (40)||21||Geno Petralli (49)|
|1988||161||Jose Guzman (30)||18||Mike Stanley (49)|
|1988||161||Charlie Hough (34)||30||Geno Petralli (72)|
|1988||161||Paul Kilgus (32)||19||Mike Stanley (49)|
|1989||162||Kevin Brown (28)||19||Chad Kreuter (58)|
|1989||162||Nolan Ryan (32)||18||Chad Kreuter (58)|
|2000||162||Esteban Loaiza (17)||16||Ivan Rodriguez (85)|
|2003||162||John Thomson (35)||20||Todd Greene (49)|
|2005||162||Kenny Rogers (30)||13||Sandy Alomar (34)|
Includes all games played 1961-2010.
Selected according to the formula (M – P * C / T) >= 6, where T = team games, P = games started by the pitcher, C = games started by the catcher, and M = mutual starts by the pitcher and catcher. In essence, any battery which started together 6 more times than would have been expected if their individual starts had been distributed randomly is considered to include a personal catcher.
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